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THE THORN IN MY HEART
aka L'EPINE DANS LE COEUR
USA: Oscilloscope Laboratories
UK: Soda Pictures
Cast: Suzette Gondry, Jean-Yves Gondry, Sasha Allard, Remi Andre, Lucas Andreo, Laura Arjailles, Sophie Balderelli, Viviane Bastide
Director: Michel Gondry
Language: French (English subtitles)
USA & UK: 86 mins
USA Rated: U
UK Certificate: PG contains infrequent mild language
USA Release Date: 2 April 2010 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 10 December 2010 (Limited Release)
Michel Gondry's documentary, THE THORN IN THE HEART takes a personal look at the life of Gondry family matriarch, his aunt Suzette Gondry, and her relationship with her son, Jean-Yves.
Suzette, Michel Gondry's aunt, was a school teacher from 1952 to 1986 and she tells Michel what it was like to be a teacher then in a rural and isolated part of France. But little by little, Michel discovers some family stories he was totally unaware of and uses his camera to explore it in a subtle but very emotional way.